David Wiegand

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For 769 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Wiegand's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Lowest review score: 0 How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 769
769 tv reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Copper has much to recommend it: action, passion and great performances arising from an exploration of classic American themes.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Broadchurch is a stunning achievement in great writing and powerful acting.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The film is loaded with useful and accurately scary information about what sleep deprivation is doing to us. It’s an eye-opener, but if you pay attention, it may not keep you up at night.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    It is a triumph of superb storytelling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    If Kirkman, writer/show runner Glen Mazzara ("The Shield") and the rest of the team continue doing what they're doing--and following the template Darabont created--The Walking Dead can have a bloody long life.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    In addition to electrifying footage from a number of live concerts, including the famous “T.A.M.I. Show” in which Brown upstaged the Rolling Stones (the film’s producer denies that was the case), Mr. Dynamite gives us fascinating insight into the evolution of Brown’s music.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The miniseries has far more depth and character nuance than you’ll find in, say, a “Marple” or a “Poirot.” Much of that owes to Whitmore’s attention to the telling details of character development and, of course, to the performances, especially Clunes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Every enlightening, poignant or funny word is true in the documentary airing Monday on HBO. The fact that it is so funny eventually becomes strangely sad, which makes the film thoroughly enjoyable but also irresistibly provocative.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The series commands our attention because of how it was conceived by Neil Cross, who continues to write masterful scripts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    [It's so] good you can't help wondering why no one thought of it before, a compelling mix of credible real-life melodrama with a fictionalized approximation of what it takes to get a Broadway show from the idea stage to opening night.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    At every turn in this heart-wrenching series of films, we are reminded that these men and women are human, no matter how robotic they may seem as they rapidly snap off shots of death and tears.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Top of the Lake is Jane Campion and her cast at the top of their game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Wilfred works on many levels, something that may not become apparent until after you stop laughing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Great historical documentaries not only enlighten us about the past, but tell us things about our own times as well, either directly or implicitly. Prohibition, the latest project by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, states the implicit links between the passage of the 18th Amendment and contemporary politics so loudly, you'd have to be drunk on bathtub gin not to get the message.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    [The Crazy Ones and The Michael J. Fox Show] have great, always likable stars heading up solid ensemble casts in well-written and mostly plausible shows. Who could ask for anything more?
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Sunday's season premiere sustains the quality of the first season, continues the story line in a completely credible way, and then opens up even more possibilities for future plot developments.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    [The Crazy Ones and The Michael J. Fox Show] have great, always likable stars heading up solid ensemble casts in well-written and mostly plausible shows. Who could ask for anything more?
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    It is every bit as powerful, moving and surprising as the first season, and just as transformative in its own way, as it belies the notion that second seasons of great high-concept shows are rarely as good as first seasons.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The performances are superb at every level, with each actor rising to the challenge of revealing previously unrealized aspects of his or her character. Fortunately, the cast is blessed with a beautifully nuanced script from the Williams brothers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The portrait of Belafonte that emerges from the film is also the portrait of the times of his life, the times of the nation's life in the past 60 years.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The writing is superb and painfully funny, while the cast is terrific.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    She has a way of setting a joke up and then fooling us into thinking she’s made her point, only to add a killer punch line, almost as if she’s lost interest in the story but throws in the punch line anyway.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Tig
    The pile of calamities in Notaro’s life was devastating, but as she talks about them, you come to understand that, in a way, surviving one challenge strengthened her to deal with the next.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    What makes Aisling Walsh’s film must-watch, however, is Tom Hollander’s performance as the great Welsh poet.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The series is so pervasively cynical--and, by the way, brilliantly funny--it has the potential of making any viewer feel his or her life isn't so bad after all.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The performances are precise and beautifully detailed, as are the characterizations in Thomas' script. Fans of the original series will see certain echoes in some of the characters in the sequel, but the echoes are faint enough to allow us our memories of, among so many others, Rachel Gurney and David Langton as the Bellamys, Angela Baddeley as the cook and Gordon Jackson as Hudson, who was so much more than just the butler.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Person of Interest separates itself from the gimmick pack, not only because of superbly nuanced characterization and writing but also because of how it engages a post-9/11 sense of paranoia in its viewers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Weight pulls no punches, spares neither the multibillion-dollar food and advertising industries nor public officials for not only failing to fix the problem but actually making it worse, and essentially writes a prescription for the nation's health and economic future that we ignore to our peril.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The characters bring us into the action and, once there, we want to follow every development.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    All of the elements that made it must-see last year are working at full throttle in season two, which kicks off Wednesday night: intrigue, deception, sex, duplicity, spy vs. spy stuff and, most of all, irony.

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